National Museum of Natural History

The National Museum of Natural History (NMNH) is dedicated to inspiring curiosity, discovery, and learning about the natural world through its unparalleled research, collections, exhibitions, and education outreach programs.

For more information, visit their website.


The National Museum of Natural History is one of the largest science learning venues in the world. The Education and Outreach Department is dedicated to inspiring people of all ages to better understand the natural world and our place in it, by instilling a sense of wonder and responsibility through exhibitions, programs, and online resources.

General Description of Education Initiatives: We are committed to enriching all learners with a deeper awareness, curiosity, and understanding of the natural world and our place in it. We strive to be a national leader in visitor engagement and informal natural science learning by connecting and engaging visitors and learners of all ages with the museum's experts, collections, and research in relevant and meaningful ways. For more information, visit their education page

Partnership with DC Collaborative

DC Collaborative Member since 2005.

"The DC Collaborative gives us opportunities to explore and discuss the unique challenges and opportunities of organizations that serve both national and local constituencies. The Collaborative has helped us expand our local outreach through connections to DC's neighborhoods, local schools, and distinct communities."

Fun fact! Opened in 1910, the National Museum of Natural History is the most-visited natural history museum in the world with the largest collection. It houses more than 145 million natural history specimens and cultural artifacts!

Contact the education department: Karen Fitzgerald at

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Mailing: 975 F Street, NW
Location: 923 F Street, NW, #303
Washington, DC 20004
P: 202.470.6467

The DC Collaborative is a FY19 Service Organization grant recipient of the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities.

The DC Collaborative is proud to receive a grant for its Collective Impact work supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts.